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Tag Archives: New York Magazine

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 9/17-9/21

Every week we recommend 5 publishing news stories that young book professionals should read to feel more connected to what’s going on in the industry. There are only 5, so even if you weren’t able to read a thing all week, these should help keep you in the know. New York Magazine will dramatically expand its books coverage. Finalist Haruki Murakami withdrew from the alternative Nobel shortlist. Ian Buruma is out as editor of the New York Review of Books after publishing a widely-condemned article by Jian Ghomeshi. Fear earned the highest first-week […]

Pulp Fiction (and Non-Fiction): What Happens to Unwanted Books

Ah, publishing arcana. We’d probably be OK without knowing lots of it, but the massive Houghton Mifflin Harcourt “recall” of Imagine a few weeks ago highlights the moving parts and practical concerns behind “hidden” corners of the industry. New York magazine did a fascinating little history of book pulping the other day. And why would they bother? Because apparently Every year, millions of books are sent to the “cruel machines,” as one young editor calls them, simply because their sales didn’t meet projections. Aha. Well, even though the article was […]